Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t unlock an iCloud locked phone without receiving the request from the carrier the iPhone was sold. The situation is the same when you have purchased any used or refurbished Apple Device that is iCloud locked. The iCloud lock means that the previous owner’s iCloud account is still linked to the device and not allowing you to login to it. The only way to gain access to the device and be able to use it is removing the iCloud lock. But the real question is that is it possible to unlock an iCloud locked iPhone?
Can iCloud lock be removed? This leads to finding ways on how remove the iCloud lock. Fret not, as you can easily remove the iCloud lock without visiting the Apple Store. Read on and learn how you can easily login to your device and start using it.
Part 1 – Can iCloud Lock be Removed?
The first part will tell you: 1) what does iCloud locked mean, 2) is it possible to unlock an iCloud locked iPhone.
1 What Does iCloud Locked Mean?
iCloud Lock or Apple Activation Lock is a feature of Find My iPhone which was designed to prevent theft of the device and to prevent anyone from using it other than the owner of the device.
When the owner of any Apple device enables or turns on Find my iPhone feature, the iCloud lock is automatically activated. With iCloud lock, no one can use the device without the Apple ID and password of the owner even if the device was reset. This makes it difficult to remove the iCloud Lock without having the Apple ID.
2 Is It Possible to Unlock An iCloud Locked iPhone?
Is it possible to unlock an iCloud locked iPhone without the Apple ID and password? Definitely yes. It is very easy to unlock remove the Apple activation lock with help from the previous owner. You can find the iCloud owner info free and use the info to open the iCloud locked iPhone. Also you can remove the Apple activation lock with the help of paid removal tools. Or you can try a free and more usual method called iCloud DNS bypass.
Part 2 - Unlock iCloud Locked iPhone without Password
The online unlocking services are not completely reliable and cause data loss. The good news is that activated iCloud locked iPhone/iPad/iPod can be unlocked without a password, even without data loss. iMyFone LockWiper iPhone Unlock is one professional and reliable lock removal tool to unlock iCloud locked iOS devices. It is a software that makes it easier to remove iCloud without the password. What’s more, it helps in unlocking screen and Apple ID for all iOS devices.
Unlock iCloud Locked with iMyFone LockWiper
- It can quickly unlock the iCloud locked iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without a password.
- Gain access to full features of the device and won't be tracked after unlocking the iCloud Lock.
- On iOS 10.3-11.4, it can resolve iCloud locked problems without data loss.
- The iOS will be updated to the latest version after you remove iCloud lock.
- It can unlock 4/6 digit passwords, touch ID and Face ID. It can also unlock disabled iOS devices.
- The software is compatible with all versions of iOS, including the latest iPhone 11 and iOS 13.3.
How to Unlock iCloud Locked iPhone with iMyFone LockWiper
If you’ve forgotten your Apple ID or iCloud account details of the passcode for your iPhone, you can use LockWiper to unlock your iCloud lockeded device following these easy steps.
Step 1. Download iMyFone LockWiper application on your computer.
Step 2. Launch the application and choose “Unlock Apple ID”. Connect your iOS device to the computer via the USB.
Step 3. Click “Start to Unlock” to unlock locked iCloud from your device.
Step 4. If Find My iPhone is disabled on your device, the process will be started immediately.
If Find My iPhone is enabled, please set it up first by resetting all settings on your device following the steps. After that, the previous locked iCloud will be removed easily if the device is already activated.
Part 3 - Tools And Tips to Unlock Unactivated iCloud Locked iPhone
There are various websites that claim to provide professional services to successfully unlock iCloud activation lock on iOS devices. However, when it comes to removing iCloud lock on unactivated devices, you should be very careful in choosing the right service provider so as not be scammed.
1 Removal Tools to Unlock iCloud
Based on consumer feedback and reliability of service, recommended iCloud Lock removers are:
The Appleiphoneunlock is a service provider that permanently removes the iCloud lock from the device, unlinks it from previous owners iCloud account and allows the new user to set up and activate the device. They charge £19.99 (approx. $27 USD) and take 1 to 3 days to remove iCloud lock from the device.
- Reliable Service provider
- Can unlock most of the devices
- Quick and helpful customer support
- The fix is permanent only needs to be done once
- The fee is high
- It can take days to remove the lock
The other way to remove iCloud lock is through IMEI number of the device. The service provider Doctorunlock uses IMEI number of the iOS device to permanently remove the iCloud lock and unlink it from previous owners iCloud account. It charges £39.99 (approx $50 USD) per device, per unlock and take up to 3 days to remove the iCloud lock.
- Reliable Service provider
- Can unlock most of the devices
- Can take a longer duration to unlock devices
- Customer Support is not much helpful
2 The Help of DNS to Unlock iCloud
DNS is the abbreviation for the Domain Name System, which translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources. If you change the DNS settings on iPhone, you can hook up with the DNS provider and then access the phone to surf the internet, play games, use the camera and more on your iOS device. This method has been tested on iPhone 8/7/6/5/4 running iOS 8-10.3.3, but you can test on your own even if your phone is not qualified for such condition. This method is free and does not cause data loss or harm to the device. The steps are as below:
Step 1: Select your country and language when setting up the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
Step 2: Set up Wi-Fi settings. If the little “i” doesn’t appear on the device, press the Home button and click on "More Wi-Fi Settings".
Step 3: After connecting to the Wi-Fi, click on the little "i" button and then "Forget this network".
Step 4: Go to the DNS option and delete the original code, type in a custom DNS from the below:
Step 5: Go back to the activation lock page, tap on "Activation help".
Once you accomplish the above mentioned easy steps, a message would pop up saying you have successfully connected to my server. Then you can go into the phone to use apps. If this doesn’t happen, restart the device and try several more times, then you can access the phone.
However, even when you get into the phone, it is still linked to the previous Apple ID, and you are not allowed to access all features of the device. You can only have access to limited features until you sign out of the iCloud account. So you need to get iMyFone LockWiper, which can remove the iCloud account from any iOS device completely without password.
Tips. How to Check for Activation/iCloud Lock
If you are going to buy a used iOS device, instead of going through all this trouble, it is better that you check for the iOS activation lock before purchasing.
Is it possible to unlock an iCloud locked iPhone? Definitly yes. iMyFone LockWiper iPhone Unlock is an incredibly fast, effective and reliable way to unlock iCloud locked devices without password. A few simple on-screen instructions and you have unlocked iCloud locked in five minutes. Have the free trial to see how to remove icloud from iPhone.